Coach: Steve Boll (2nd season)
2012 record: 6-8
Outlook: The Duchesses' former Nos. 1 and 2 singles players, Kent and VanOosten, will now team up at No. 1 doubles. Longan steps into the No. 1 singles spot, and Hammitt No. 2. The other doubles teams are Johnson and Tressel at No. 2, and Bratt and Turffs at No. 3. Kent and VanOosten figure to have a solid chance at qualifying for state.
Coach: Ann Propheter (13th season)
2012 record: 5-10
Mary Alice OswaltSr.
Outlook: The Comets lost just one senior from a year ago and have a lot of experience returning. Captains Allie Furr and Mary Alice Oswalt will lead the way. The team includes 20 players, eight of them seniors.
Sterling Golden Warriors
Coach: Kelly Reynolds (5th season)
2012 record: 9-3
Outlook: Scanlan is the only returning starter from last season's squad that won the NIB-12 West, placed second at sectionals and had three girls qualify for state. Still, Sterling boasts a solid group of juniors and seniors and should be competitive again in the conference.